Herm Travel Guide

  • Coastal Scene on Herm
    Coastal Scene on Herm
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    Tips for the Genteel Visitor
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Herm Things to Do

  • Walking around the Island

    Herm Island is not very large, only about half a mile wide by one and a half miles long. You can easily walk around it in a couple of hours. As I mentioned previously, you will need stout walking shoes, for after the beaches, the cliff path rises steeply, and the path becomes very rugged and stony. There are places where it would perhaps be very...

  • Visit the 11th Century Church

    St Tugual's Chapel dates back to the eleventh Century when the Island was the home of an Order of monks, but its roots are much older than this. It is a quaint place, with a small garden area and bell tower placed in the perimeter wall. Services are still held here.On your way here from Belvoir beach, the climb is very steep and slippery when wet....

  • Antony Gormley - Another Time XI - NOW...

    Sadly, Another Time's time on Herm has now come to an end, so the following information and photos are merely historical. Was lovely while it was there!In 2010, the latest of Antony Gormley's Another Time series of sculptures was installed (almost) at the peak of Le Petit Monceau in the North West of Herm Island. Looking out to the North East, this...

  • St Tugual's Chapel

    St Tugual's Chapel is a tiny Norman chapel located in the Manor Village in the centre of Herm.It is open to the public and ecumenical services are held there regularly. St Tugual was a Welsh missionary and has churches named after him in Wales, France and the Channel Islands. The chapel was renovated by Prince Blucher whilst he was Tenant of...

  • Day trip to Guernsey

    Generally speaking, Herm is seen as a day trip for people holidaying or living on Guernsey. However, if you're staying on Herm to get away from it all, and it's a wet or windy day leaving you disinclined to walk or swim, you can easily reverse this and spend a day in St Peter Port visiting locations such as Victor Hugo's Hauteville House, the La...

  • Southern Coastal Walk

    Take a walk from Belvoir Bay on the East Coast around the southern coastal path back to Harbour Village. You'll get beautiful views of Sark and Brecqhou, and of Jersey and even France on a good day. Glorious walk on a good day and always bracing.Bird life is abundant here, and you should be able to see nesting gulls, but apparently no puffins for a...

  • Spine Road Walk

    Walk along the central Spine Road to enjoy the feeling of a country lane whilst flanked on both sides by beautiful sea views out to Sark in the East and Guernsey in the West.Unique.You'll also pass through the Manor Village and see the old Mill Tower, Manor and Keep along with working farm buildings, barns and herds of cattle.

  • Beautiful Beaches on Herm

    You'll find glorious beaches all across the Northern half of the Island. Harbour Beach is directly next to the Harbour, and apparently gets very busy in Summer.Fisherman's Beach is a long expanse of yellow sand a few minutes walk from Harbour Village. At low tide, the beach looks out across the flats where Oyster Beds are laid, and out toward...

  • Explore Local History

    I would highly recommend investing in a couple of local books about the Island if you're planning on walking around the Island. "Hidden Treasures of Herm" by Catherine Kalamis and "Herm - Our Island Home" by Jenny Wood are both available from the Island Shop in Harbour Village at very reasonable prices (£3.95 and £4.95 respectively).The books will...

  • The Common

    Take a stroll around the eerie but beautiful Common at the northern end of Herm Island.As the hilly central area of the Island meets the duneland between the beaches on the North, East and West coasts, it largely flattens out and is covered in low lying vegetation, wild flowers and rabbit droppings. It's a stunning location and has a particularly...

  • The Shell Beach

    Probably the most popular beach on Herm Island, this sweep of golden sand stretches almost three quarters of a mile from a rocky point all the way to the end of the island, and curves round into dune-flanked, often deserted sandy bays. Shell beach is aptly named, for if you look closely you'll see millions of tiny shells washed up by the gulf...

  • Paradise

    Herm, one of the smallest of the British Channel Islands, may be small, just one and a half miles long and only half a mile wide, but the scenery and natural beauty is wide ranging. It varies from woodland to open fields and gentle hills to golden beaches.There is so much to see and do on Herm Island. Watch the wildlife on the foreshore, swim in...


Herm Restaurants

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    The Mermaid Tavern: Mermaids ......

    by Tea4Two Updated Jul 9, 2003

    The Mermaid Tavern on Herm Island was named after an old cargo vessel used many years ago to carry supplies to Herm from the neighbouring Channel Islands. Originally a fisherman's pub The Mermaid is now the social centre of the island. Its cheerful, informal atmosphere is popular all year round, especially in the busy summer months when it is open daily. The tavern offers traditional pub food and a range of beverages including beer from local Channel Island breweries.

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Herm Transportation

  • Travel Trident to Herm

    Travel Trident provide an excellent and regular service to and from Herm Island.Cost is from £9.50 return, and ferries depart from St Peter Port in Guernsey. Tickets from the Travel Trident kiosk near the Liberation Monument.On Herm, ferries arrive at/depart from either the Harbour, or at low tide, the Rosaire Steps just south of the...

  • By Boat

    By sea from Guernsey to Herm Island. This is just a 20-minute trip from the Guernsey harbour to Herm by inexpensive comfortable Herm Trident catamaran.Once on Herm Island luggage porters will meet you and take your luggage direct to your Hotel room, Self catering cottage or Camping site.

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  • Harbour Village

    Shopping in Herm is pretty much limited to the two gift shops and a general store.The Italianate gift shops incorporate a Post Office with a full Guernsey Post Service. The Mermaid Tavern has a snack bar with a small attached general store. You can stock up on supplies for a walk, or top up your groceries if staying in the self catering cottages,...

  • Small scale shopping ...

    Herm's gift shops have a reputation for providing interesting and good value items. From jewellery to clothes, vases to toys and beach goods, chocolates and souvenirs. The shops are set in a Mediterranean style piazza which was built by a team of Italian builders and craftsmen in the 1960's. This adds great character to the harbour front and fits...

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Herm General

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    Herm's Harbour

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Feb 17, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Herm has a small harbour that dries out completely at low water. At high water the Trident Ferry comes in here, but more often than not at the Rosiere Steps. Bilge-keeled boats can take the beach here, but the area is strewn with rocks, and one would have to be most careful just where to drop anchor. The French yacht in the photo misjudged his arrival, even though he'd been here several times, he failed to get his beaching legs fitted before touching the seabed. Fortunately his boat was steel, and so no real and lasting damage was done.

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